Environmental Politics

10 Years After Katrina, Obama Will Visit a Much Safer New Orleans

"Ten years ago next week, a terrifying hurricane stood perched atop the Gulf of Mexico. Katrina. It had rapidly intensified from a Category 3 into a deadly Category 5 monster and began its northward turn towards the Gulf coast—weakening, fortunately, but still driving a tremendous wall of water."

Source: Wash Post, 08/20/2015

"Pope's Climate Push at Odds With U.S. Catholic Oil Investments"

"Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate change, ...  But some of the largest American Catholic organizations have millions of dollars invested in energy companies, from hydraulic fracturing firms to oil sands producers, according to their own disclosures, through many portfolios intended to fund church operations and pay clergy salaries."

Source: Reuters, 08/14/2015


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